On December 18, 2012, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announced the upcoming deployment of a series of 15 databases on Canadian census returns. Following the online publication of the 1861 Census returns database a few weeks ago, LAC is proud to report: mission accomplished!
Now, using the LAC website, it is possible to consult nominal indexes for census returns from 1825 to 1916. That is a total of more than 32 million documents. Moreover, all these indexes are available at no cost!
This massive undertaking required continuous cooperation from members of a number of LAC teams, as well as highly organized operations, over a number of
What is the final result?
- A clear presentation that is consistent with the Government of Canada’s Internet accessibility standards.
- The ability to perform a search using nominal or geographical criteria.
- Standardized geographic metadata that is now available in both official languages.
- The ability to choose between images in JPG or PDF formats.
- The ability to suggest corrections.
- Weekly automatic updates.
And, ultimately, for you, valued users, a much simpler and easier way to trace your ancestors!
Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you!
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of its latest podcast episode: Canada’s Photographic Memory.
In this episode, we explore the evolution of photography using Library and Archives Canada’s extensive photographic collection as our guide. Archivist Jill Delaney takes us through the collection and brings to light some of the incredible stories surrounding these iconic images.
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Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that the Census of 1861 is now available online. Information was collected for people living in Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Canadians can search this new database by nominal information, such as the surname, given name(s) and age of an individual, as well as by geographical information such as district and sub-district names.
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Census of 1851 database.
The 1851 Census marked the second collection of statistics for the Province of Canada (consisting of Canada West and Canada East). Information was also collected for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
In addition to searching by geographical information such as province, district, and sub-district, users can now also search by nominal information such as name, given name(s) and age of an individual.
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that Canadians can now access the Census of Canada West, 1842 as well as the Census of Canada East, 1842 online. In 1841, Upper Canada was renamed Canada West, whereas Lower Canada became Canada East. These two jurisdictions are now known as the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Each census is partly nominal and contains the names of heads of family, their occupation and the number of residents for each family.
Users can search these new databases by the names of heads of family, as well as by geographical information such as district and sub-district names.
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that Canadians can now access the Census of Manitoba, 1870 online. This census was taken shortly after Manitoba joined Confederation.
This census provides the names of more than 12,200 individuals living in Manitoba at that time and contains information such as age, marital status, place of birth, religion, race and name of the father.
Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index) database. Originally created in 1986 by the Ontario Genealogical Society, this database contains references to heads of households, people with a different surname living in the household and people who had died during the previous twelve months.
This new version includes revised district and sub-district information.